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Fishing

San Diego
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Fishing

This July my young kids and I will visit the Black Canyon area and would like to catch some trout. We are not fly fisherman but would like some exact locations and successful methods to catch some trout.

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WestSlope,CO
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Do you want to be able to catch them and eat them? Or catch and release?

Montrose, Colorado
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Here's some information about fishing around the Black Canyon area: www.visitmontrose.com/index.aspx?nid=132

"From deep canyon pools and gently braided runs, to high country lakes and magnificent reservoirs, Montrose County offers anglers of all ages and ability levels a chance to participate in some of Colorado’s finest angling opportunities. "

We have some great fishing in our area. Chipeta State Parks is also a smaller kid-friendly lake right in Montrose. It would make a fun destination between dinner and sunset for some easy fishing.

You can also try calling Toad's to get the scoop: http://toadsguideshop.com or CJ's: http://www.cjsflyshop.com

San Diego
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WestSlope,CO
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I noticed you posted on the Glenwood Springs forum, too. Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices in addition to local guide shops will be a good resource for current fishing reports and conditions when you arrive. For a state wide map of places that are good to take kids (ease of access, usually reliable fishing)

…state.co.us/Fishing/…101Places.aspx

…state.co.us/Fishing/…FishingTips.aspx

Two more questions...are you flying in and renting a car or will you be driving your own vehicle? Are you bringing your own gear?

WestSlope,CO
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5. Re: Fishing

In addition to Chipeta Lake and the Uncompahgre River in Montrose, the trout ponds at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk in Ridgway State Park (and of course lots of other spots in the Park) would be a likely spot. The park visitor center can help you with "where they're biting" at the time of your visit, too. In addition, you can fish the Gunnison River, accessible by driving down the East Portal Road at the Black Canyon Natl Park.

My in house fishing expert (not a fly fisherman, himself) says he likes a perch-scale flatfish F7 if he's in a boat, trolling. From the bank, Mepps Black Fury, black & white or red & white daredevils, or the old reliable worms are what he uses. He says lots of people use flies with a bobber/bubble, too. (yes, I know, probably sacriledge to the fly fishers out there) Check with Toad's or other fly shop to see what to use.

shopmontrose1st.com/pages/dayfishingtrips

…state.co.us/Parks/…RidgwayActivities.aspx

http://www.sangres.com/stateco/montrose.htm

I know you aren't fly fishers, but your kids might enjoy reading a blog by a Montrose angler, author and speaker who is a kid! http://www.tylerbefus.com/

There's a small stocked lake in nearby Delta's Confluence Park, too. deltacountycolorado.com/activities_attractio…

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